Anna Williams

Midway Money Slot Review

The idea of going to an old-timey carnival doesn’t particularly interest me. It’s not that they don’t seem fun – on the contrary, who doesn’t like candy floss and strongmen?

But, I have an irrational fear of people wearing stilts, and I worry that a carnival is exactly the kind of place that I’d encounter them. I’m genuinely worried that I’d end up arrested for assault if I bumped into someone on stilts in the wild.

I mean, I’d take jumping off a bridge over stilts any day of the week. There’s just something so deeply unsettling about them.

But hey, at least I don’t have to worry about bumping into them in Yggdrasil’s new Midway Money slot. A relief, to be sure.

Gameplay

Reading the game title, I wasn’t exactly expecting a circus theme but hey, let’s go with it. And despite being a relatively new game, Midway Money slot has a distinctly old-school feel.

The graphics and sound effects have been designed in such a way as to mimic the theme of the game, albeit with a few modern touches (like animations). Oh, and it’s built using HTML5 so it’s fully optimized for mobile gameplay (landscape would be my go-to screen mode here).

Yggdrasil typically doesn’t let us down on the stats, which is why I was a little surprised to find that Midway Money slot only offers a 94% RTP and medium volatility rate. Betting can take place in fiat only, and you can wager from €0.25 all the way to €20.

Landing the 9,216x bet multiplier with your bet set as high as it can go will award the €184,318 max win – which is reasonable for a slot with these stats.

Features

WILD

There are three Wilds: the logo symbol, the strongman, and the mallet. The strongman and mallet both land stacked on the reels, and all three substitute for all symbols except the Bonus.

STRENGTH METER

The Strength Meter is activated when the corresponding symbol lands fully in view on reel 4 or 5. If the bell at the top rings, the Feature Selection is activated.

FEATURE SELECTION

When this feature is triggered, the Ferris Wheel appears. It’ll spin, awarding a variety of features:

Duck Shoot
Fire Eater
Strongman and Fire Eater
Fire Eater and Duck Shoot
Strongman and Duck Shoot
All three (only during Free Spins)

DUCK SHOOT

When triggered, the Strength Meter symbols are transformed into targets. Additional targets may be added to the reels, and when the entire grid is filled they’ll turn into logo Wilds.

FIRE EATER

When awarded, both the Strength Meter and Bonus symbols will be converted into 10’s (royal values). A random symbol is then selected, and every symbol of a lower value than it will be replaced by that symbol.

STRONGMAN

When awarded, the reels will randomly increase from 4 rows to between 5 and 8 rows.

FREE SPINS

When the Bonus symbol lands on reels 1, 3, and 5, 5 Free Spins will be awarded. If more Bonus symbols land during FS, you’ll receive an additional 7 spins.

Performance

Midway Money slot worked perfectly on my iPhone 13 and MacBook Pro. I put it through hundreds of spins on Chrome and Safari, so it’s good to go on the browser and device of your choice – with no hiccups.

Maximum Win

To land the €184,318 max win, you’ll have to maintain a bet of €20. However, if that’s not sustainable you can start betting at just €0.25, and still benefit from the 9,216x bet multiplier.

Conclusion

You wouldn’t believe the sigh of relief I breathed when I realized there were no stilt-people at play here. Midway Money slot is a really fun one from Yggdrasil, right down to the graphics and sound effects.

But don’t let the cartoonish demeanor fool you — this game hasn’t come to play. The maximum win is generous for a slot with a 94% RTP and medium volatility rate, and the features are unusual and add an extra element to gameplay.

Couple all of that with HTML5 software, and you’ve got yourself a winner, baby.

Slot Details

Software: Yggdrasil
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 40
Reels: 5
RTP: 94%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: No
Free Rounds: Free Spins
Maximum Win: €184,318


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